Friday, August 29, 2014

How to clear all jobs on DELL Lifecycle Controller via iDRAC

When you have problem with DELL Lifecycle Controller jobs you can delete all jobs by single iDRAC command. This command

racadm -r ip address -u user name -p password jobqueue delete -i JID_CLEARALL_FORCE

deletes all of the jobs plus the orphaned pending and restarts the data manager service on the iDRAC. It will take about 90-120 secs before the iDRAC is able to process another job.

Occasionally the iDRAC may need to be reset after issuing the above command due to other issues outside the job queue processing. In such case you can issue commands in the following order:
  • racadm -r ip address -u user name -p password jobqueue delete -i JID_CLEARALL_FORCE
  • Wait 120 secs
  • racadm –r ip address –u user name –p password racreset




6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you! This command allowed us to get past the "ERROR: RAC961: A pending or committed system configuration change exists.
Wait until the configuration changes are applied before starting
another import operation. Use the "racadm jobqueue view" command to
check the status of the current import operation." which was showing even after all jobs were cleared from the job queue.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! This command allowed us to get past the "ERROR: RAC961: A pending or committed system configuration change exists.
Wait until the configuration changes are applied before starting
another import operation. Use the "racadm jobqueue view" command to
check the status of the current import operation." which was showing even after all jobs were cleared from the job queue.

Anonymous said...

Same here. Thanks!

Viktor said...

Many thanks,

That really comes in handy when troubleshooting DELL servers.

Anonymous said...

Thanks as well. Even with a call to dell tech support we couldn't get past the RAC961 error.

Anonymous said...

had same issue on iDrac7

following forced removal of a stale queued job / coldboot, had to use DRAC console/RESET DRAC function to be able to add another virtual disk